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Hi,

Thank for the answer!

I'd like to know the reason why "to infinitive"is followed by "but" as "I have no choice but to go back."
I learned that "~ing" form is followed by a preposition.


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Sang-heui said:
Hi,

Thank for the answer!

I'd like to know the reason why "to infinitive"is followed by "but" as "I have no choice but to go back."
I learned that "~ing" form is followed by a preposition.


Best regards.

Isn't it a conjunction in that context?

I have no choice. I have to go back.
I have no choice but to go back.
 
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